Posts by Joseph Miller

Fetal Size and Growth

Fetal Size and Growth

Main Takeaways: In certain pregnancies, such as premature or preterm babies, the size and growth of the fetus matters. Obstetricians use their experience, the fundal height of the mother, and an ultrasound to determine the fetal size. A term pregnancy of at least 37 weeks or more has an average weight of 6 pounds 6 […]

The biophysical profiles test assesses fetal well-being

Biophysical Profiles

Biophysical profiles are a form of test used to assess fetal well-being, usually performed during the third trimester. This test was developed by Dr. Frank Manning, an obstetrician who practiced in Winnipeg before moving to New York. It has been in use for approximately 30 years and is a relatively simple, risk free procedure that […]